Endless Security Holes in Widely-Used Non-FREE Software

Sure, Flash has some vulnerability in GNU/Linux but…
“Microsoft and Adobe have held their monthly patch day with Microsoft releasing seven bulletins to close twelve security holes – including critical ones in most versions of Windows. Adobe’s patches are rather substantial as well: they fix vulnerabilities with a total of 27 CVE numbers in Flash, Reader and Acrobat.

see Microsoft and Adobe close almost 40 holes – The H Security: News and Features.

Where have we heard this before? Oh, just last month and the month before and …

Any talk that if you pay huge money for non-FREE software you get better software is just a myth. I have run GNU/Linux on personal and business PCs for more than a decade and only once encountered any serious vulnerability and no exploits. It’s the difference between night and day. M$ and others see their #1 job as raking in cash. The world of Free Software is all about creating great IT. I recommend Debian GNU/Linux as a complete, effective and reliable software solution.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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5 Responses to Endless Security Holes in Widely-Used Non-FREE Software

  1. oiaohm says:

    MK the bigger issue with Windows is the temp fix it solutions. End users are not informed what ones are fully fixes and what ones are hacks around issue.

    Problem is some of temp hacks remain in place for years.

    Like the MS ping of death solution. What was it. Windows would only respond to ping from computers in the same workgroup/domain as them. Even that once you were in the domain/workgroup you could ping of death the machines.

    There are other classic faults like that.

    Yes redhat and debian advantage is package management. Adobe products have to be updated independent under windows. Redhat and debian both provide wrapper packages so users are informed when they need updating without have to do media advertisement of fault.

    MK basically how often do you see Linux secuirty flaw sites sprayed over the news so that people effected by flaws are informed about updates. Answer you don’t.

    This is a Microsoft failure. Microsoft has failed to include effective advertisement of faults in Windows.

  2. dougman says:

    Once the patches are applied, the latest exploits are rolled out the door!

    http://www.zdnet.com/researchers-weve-cracked-microsoft-fix-for-windows-ie-zero-day-exploit-7000009456/

    Windows 8 flaw allows unsigned apps.

    http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/security/379081/windows-rt-exploit-allows-unsigned-apps-to-run

    Conclusion: Windows will always have exploits and flaws, it is just synonymous with the way they do things.

  3. MK says:

    So, this is obviously different because it’s Debian, or is it because it’s free? Perhaps it is different just because hatred commands so. She seems to be the real master this blog.

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